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August 1977

Eczema Herpeticum Caused by Herpesvirus Type 2: A Case in a Patient With Darier Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080087015

• This, to our knowledge, is the first documented report of eczema herpeticum due to infection with herpesvirus hominis type 2. The virus was isolated from a patient with known Darier disease who developed Kaposi varicelliform eruption. Recent increases in the incidence of infection with type 2 herpes simplex as well as the high frequency of recurrence with this virus make this infection of potential significance in patients with preexisting cutaneous disease.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1085-1086, 1977)

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